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The PGA Championship

Tournament Info for: 1970 PGA Championship
Date: August 13 - 16, 1970
Site: Southern Hills Country Club
Champion: Dave Stockton
Purse: $200,000.00
Field: 136
Cut at: 80
Par: 35 - 35 - 70 (6,962 yards)
Players Advanced: 150

Dave Stockton, a 28-year-old California native, came out of the pack in the third round to fire a 66 and take a three-stroke lead. In the final round he held off late charges by Arnold Palmer and Bob Murphy despite a near disaster at the 13th hole where he put his second shot in a pond and then lofted a wedge shot to within inches of the hole to pull out a bogey. He finished two in front of Murphy and Palmer. For Palmer, it became the third time he finished in a second-place tie in this, the only major championship he has never won.

Results
Course AverageUnder
Par
At
Par
Over
Par
Low RoundsRound LeaderDave Stockton
Round 1: 75.43 4 6 126 68 Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller 68 Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller 70
Round 2: 75.05 5 9 119 68 Gary Player, Lou Graham 140 Dave Stockton, Larry Hinson 140
Round 3: 73.96 6 3 61 65 Raymond Floyd 206 Dave Stockton 206
Round 4: 72.93 9 5 56 65 Lee Trevino 279 Dave Stockton 279
Totals: 74.62 24 23 362